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Left-hander Chaminda Vaas pulls South African paceman Ntini to the boundary, while Farveez Maharoof square cuts Boje. The former made 64, while the letter scored 56 to put on a valuable 117-run partnership for the eighth wicket in Sri Lanka’s first innings on the second day of their Second Cricket Test against South Africa at the P. Saravanamuttu Stadium yesterday.
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Two valuable stands help Lanka recover

It was fighting cricket by both sides as Makhaya Ntini (4 for 84) and Dale Styn (5 for 82) produced telling blows to break the backbone of the Sri Lanka batting before two highly productive partnerships between Chamara Kapugedera and wicket keeper Prasanna Jayawardena and there after Chaminda Vaas and Farveez Maharoof salvaged some pride into the Sri Lanka batting at the end of the second day of the Second cricket Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the P. Sara Stadium yesterday.

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CR enter Clifford Cup final

CR & FC entered the final of the Caltex Clifford Cup knock-out Rugby Championship with a close 21 points (3 tries, 2 penalties) to 13 (1 goal, 2 penalties) win over Air Force in the first semi-final at Longden Place yesterday. CR had a slender 8-7 lead at lemons.

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60 slicers for SAARC c'ship

Slicers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Nepal together with Sri Lanka will play in the 10th SAARC Carrom Championships from August 13 to 15 at the White Haven Hotel, Panadura. Carrom Federation of Sri Lanka is hosting the championships.

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